Metal thermal break window
Plathéa, the new line of lift&slide windows comprised of extremely thin profiles, capable of thermal insulation, resistance to wind loads and insulation from water infiltration, meeting the highest standards of the trade.
The combined width of the Plathéa profile can be reduced to a mere 35mm, merging design requirements, aesthetics and technical performance into a solution without compromise that provides absolute quality.
The system is based on Capoferri’s successful “lift&slide” technology, comes in stainless steel, true bronze or painted steel and can accept both double-glazed and triple-glazed glass units.
Designed to withstand wind loads ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 Pa (hurricane) Plathéa features a mechanical thermal break, special gaskets and custom silicone joints to guarantee maximum performance when it comes to air, water and wind resistance. The lifting hardware is made from stainless steel and is concealed in a recessed floor box. While lifting the window panels is always motor-driven, the sliding movement can be either manual or automated.
Each production phase is carried out in-house in Capoferri’s metal plant and wood workshop, from the production of custom hardware to the moulding of special silicone gaskets.
This is the secret of Capoferri’s approach to total quality: To maintain full and direct control over all phases of production, from engineering to installation on site.
Each window comes with a certificate which indicates thermal insulation (Uwindow) and wind resistance, showing the maximum deflection allowed based on the requested wind loads (measured in relation to the actual panel sizes).
As with all Capoferri systems, Plathéa not only has obtained all necessary certifications with regard to resistance and insulation. It has outperformed the most stringent code requirements and is currently in the process of testing and certification for Miami DADE Notice of Acceptance.